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Trouble ahead for banks

Higher provisioning to dent profit, return ratios of most in Q4 and beyond

Sheetal Agarwal  |  Mumbai 

If one goes by the initial March quarter (fourth or Q4 of 2016-17) results of the relatively stronger pack of individual loan-focused private banks, investors should brace for a weak show from the others. This applies particularly to the corporate-heavy private ones, ICICI and Axis, as well as most public sector banks (PSBs). Notably, the continuing stress faced by corporate India has weakened their debt-servicing capability; this is reflected in the banks' books, as yet-burgeoning bad loans. Retail (sector jargon for individual)-focused private lenders such as HDFC Bank and ...

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Higher provisioning to dent profit, return ratios of most in Q4 and beyond

Higher provisioning to dent profit, return ratios of most in Q4 and beyond If one goes by the initial March quarter (fourth or Q4 of 2016-17) results of the relatively stronger pack of individual loan-focused private banks, investors should brace for a weak show from the others. This applies particularly to the corporate-heavy private ones, ICICI and Axis, as well as most public sector banks (PSBs). Notably, the continuing stress faced by corporate India has weakened their debt-servicing capability; this is reflected in the banks' books, as yet-burgeoning bad loans. Retail (sector jargon for individual)-focused private lenders such as HDFC Bank and ... image
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Trouble ahead for banks

Higher provisioning to dent profit, return ratios of most in Q4 and beyond

If one goes by the initial March quarter (fourth or Q4 of 2016-17) results of the relatively stronger pack of individual loan-focused private banks, investors should brace for a weak show from the others. This applies particularly to the corporate-heavy private ones, ICICI and Axis, as well as most public sector banks (PSBs). Notably, the continuing stress faced by corporate India has weakened their debt-servicing capability; this is reflected in the banks' books, as yet-burgeoning bad loans. Retail (sector jargon for individual)-focused private lenders such as HDFC Bank and ...

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